Example sentences for: abruptly

How can you use “abruptly” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Orwell was enough taken with her to propose marriage, rather abruptly.

  • But the extravagant parties and carefree spending stopped abruptly with the North’s victory in 1865.

  • Unlike last night's performance, which ended abruptly, tonight's format allowed for 20-second-long conclusions, speed-speeches that recalled the great Monty Python "summarize Proust" contest.

  • Thursday, the Telegraph carried a front-page report by its resident conservative conspiracy theorist, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, that former White House Director of Special Projects and Special Needs Robyn Dickey had been "transferred abruptly to a job at the Defence Department after she was named as a long-standing lover of President Clinton in Paula Jones's sexual harassment lawsuit."

  • A few examples follow: dipper duck for the pied-billed grebe; jakes for young male turkeys (their elders are toms); loopwood or witch hobble for the hobblebush ( Viburnum alnifolium ) because the stems bend over and grow roots at the tips creating a loop that can abruptly trip a hiker in snowy woods; pippin , not for the apple, but for the tangy, red berry of wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens); pugger for ferret; quong-queedle for the bobolink; rain crow for the cuckoo, often heard before rain; scoke (or skoke ) for pokeweed ( Phytolacca americana ) of Massachusett Indian origin; skipper for a young deer; and finally an imaginative one, whippoorwill shoes for the lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium acaule) .


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